Events

Throughout the year, United Way and its partners will host events in the community. Many of these are volunteer opportunities, while others are exclusive events for our Giving Communities.

Bookmark this page! New events and volunteer opportunities are added all the time. If you have a question about an event see listed below, contact us.

Upcoming Events

Think + a Drink: Giving Tuesday

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Triple Crossing Fulton, 5203 Hatcher St., Richmond, VA 23231

The United Way Young Leaders Society hosts the happy hour series, Think + a Drink, to inform and inspire emerging community leaders. On Giving Tuesday, hear from young philanthropists about why and how they give. Connect with your peers who are making a difference through giving, advocating and volunteering.

United Way Young Leaders Society Holiday Party

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Home of the United Way Young Leader AnnMarie Wakely
RSVP:
Email Emily Watkins to RSVP!

Join us to celebrate the holiday season and connect with other members of the United Way Young Leader Society. Not a member of the United Way Young Leaders Society? Learn more about us and join us in time for the party.

MetroCASH VITA New Volunteer Meet and Greet

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:45-7:30 p.m.
Where: United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 201, Richmond VA 23230

Come learn more about the MetroCASH program and be part of a great team of volunteers! MetroCASH is an IRS-sponsored, locally implemented Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program that helps families and individuals prepare their income tax returns accurately and advantageously-for free! You will learn about the training and certification requirements for becoming a VITA volunteer.

MetroCASH Materials Assembly

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 3:30-5:00 p.m. OR 5:30-7:00 p.m. (two time slots available)
Where: United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 201, Richmond VA 23230

Volunteers will be assembling binders of training materials which is part of the needed behind-the-scenes work that enables MetroCASH to serve over 3,200 households each year.

MetroCASH VITA Training: Basic Tax Preparer (new volunteers only)

When: There are multiple date options for training. Please choose one set of dates below.

Where: United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 201, Richmond VA 23230

This training will cover the information necessary for a volunteer to pass the IRS certification test at the Basic level. Volunteers will receive reference materials and the test/retest at the training along with information about VITA sites. All certification tests are open book; the focus not on memorization but to learn how to use the reference materials.

MetroCASH VITA Training: Tax Preparer (returning volunteers only)

When: There are multiple date options for training. Please follow this link and choose a date.
Where: United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 201, Richmond VA 23230

This one day training will serve as a refresher training for returning volunteers to pass the IRS certification test at the Basic level. Volunteers will receive reference materials and the test/retest at the training along with information about VITA sites. All certification tests are open book; the focus not on memorization but to learn how to use the reference materials.

Volunteer Opportunity: Holiday Helpers

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Circle Center, 4900 West Marshall Street, Richmond, VA  23230

This holiday season, connect with older adults by helping them select and wrap gifts for their family members. 28.9 percent of older adults in our community live alone. At Circle Center’s Annual Holiday Shop, United Way volunteers escort older adults to different tables and help them pick out appropriate presents for their family members. Volunteers also help wrap presents.  By volunteering, you can help ensure older adults are connected and healthy.

Recent Events

Think + a Drink: Supporting our Region’s Schools

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Flora, 203 N. Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220

The United Way Young Leaders Society hosts the happy hour series, Think + a Drink, to inform and inspire emerging community leaders. Young leaders gathered to learn more about how we can support our region’s public schools. Participants heard from leaders with different vantage points and connected with members of the United Way Young Leaders Society.

Check back soon for our past MetroCASH events.

Reading For Resilience

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Where: Highland Spring Elementary School, 600 Pleasant St, Highland Springs, VA 23075

United Way Volunteers read books and lead activities to help students identify the resilient behaviors shown by the diverse and empowered characters in the story.  By volunteering, you will help children build critical literacy skills, inspire a love of learning and reinforce the resilience needed to succeed in school.

Books Bonanza!

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. AND Thursday, October 17, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 201, Richmond VA 23230

United Way is distributing thousands of books in our community. We need your help to sort, label and organize books before we can give them students throughout our region.

Attendance Awareness Month

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: YMCA of Greater Richmond, Gottwald Center, 2 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

You can help empower families by increasing awareness of the importance of school attendance. Volunteers will form teams and distribute information to local business and community partners.

School Supply Drive Kick-Off

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017

Education is the key to upward mobility. In order to succeed, students must be prepared for kindergarten, reading at grade level by 3rd grade, engaged in middle school and graduate high school on time. To help with these critical Steps to Success, volunteers can collect and sort donated school supplies at a partnering Walmart location.